Re: New writer looking for advice

Subject: Re: New writer looking for advice
From: Scott Turner <quills -at- airmail -dot- net>
To: Megan Oliver <Megan -dot- Oliver -at- synaptics -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2015 11:25:05 -0700

Specifically, if you run windows under BootCamp on the Mac, or VMWare Fusion you are running a PC. For full comparability use Boot Camp. For switching between OSes use Fusion. The Mac is a much more stable hardware platform, and the batteries last longer on those laptops.

> On Jun 23, 2015, at 10:19, Megan Oliver <Megan -dot- Oliver -at- synaptics -dot- com> wrote:
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> Hello everyone,
>
> I'm chiming in a bit late on this, but I hope that it's not too late.
>
> I strongly recommend a PC and not a Mac because Adobe doesn't support the Macintosh platform for FrameMaker.
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> Since FrameMaker is the industry-standard authoring software, this is a deal breaker for most tech writers.
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> Hope that this helps.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Megan Oliver
> Sr. Technical Writer
> Synaptics
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>
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>> Wondering if anyone has a recommendation for a laptop? In speaking
>> with the program manager at the school I'll be attending - she advised
>> PC not Mac. I have an older HP desktop at home - but if there is
>> something out there in a laptop I should be checking out I'm all ears.
>> I will be bringing this to class also.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Carolyn
>
> Did the program manager give a reason she advised PC instead of Mac? Sometimes it's just plain old (and I do mean old) ignorance about mac's compatibility.
>
> I agree: it's all about the display. If your eyes like the Mac's Retina display, just buy it. You can run any software you'll need as a writer that your work mates will run on their PC. And if you must run a specific PC-only application you can install Windows on the Mac and do just that.
>
> Good luck,
> Dave
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